The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in the first 7:22 of the second game of their Stanley Cup Playoff opener on Friday night, but the New York Islanders rebounded for a 4-3 victory at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, tying the best-of-seven series at one game apiece.
The tie-breaking goal by Kyle Okposo came with 7:37 remaining in the game on a shot that slammed off the back boards, hit behind Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, and slipped under Fleury and into the net.
Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin started the scoring just 43 seconds after the opening faceoff, and team captain Sidney Crosby, who was playing for the first time since he broke his jaw on March 30, found the net twice in the first half of the first period. But, the Islanders fought back to tie the score behind goals from Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin.
The Islanders outshot Pittsburgh 42-33.
Game three will have a noon start on Sunday and will be played at Nassau Memorial Coliseum in New York. Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 11:30 AM.